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Monkeypox outbreak continuing to grow across Britain

Jun. 24, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British officials said the monkeypox outbreak in the U.K. is continuing to grow across the country, mainly among men who are gay or bisexual, or other men who have sex with men. They urged those with new or multiple sex partners to be vigilant for the symptoms of monkeypox. ...

Climate, malaria highlighted as Commonwealth leaders meet

Jun. 24, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Leaders of Commonwealth nations met in Rwanda's capital Friday to tackle climate change, tropical diseases and other challenges deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic. The summit for Commonwealth heads of state in Kigali is the culmination of a series of meetings...

Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks

Jun. 24, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It’s going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe. Liz Morgan arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport 4 1/2 hours before her flight to Athens, finding the line for security snaking out of the...

UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

Jun. 24, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double blow as voters rejected his Conservative Party in two special parliamentary elections dominated by questions about his leadership and ethics. He was further wounded when the party's chairman quit after the results...

WIMBLEDON 2022: Serena returns; Swiatek on 35-match streak

Jun. 24, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Some of the women to watch at Wimbledon, which begins Monday at the All England Club: ___ IGA SWIATEK Seeded: 1 Ranked: 1 Country: Poland Age: 21 2022 Record: 44-3 ...

Zelenskyy urges Glastonbury crowd to spread truth about war

Jun. 24, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

PILTON, England (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged music fans at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday to “spread the truth about Russia’s war ” on his country. Zelenskyy spoke to the crowd in a video message played at the British music extravaganza before a...

European tour bans LIV golfers from Scottish Open

Jun. 24, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — The European tour banned golfers who competed in the Saudi-backed breakaway LIV series from three upcoming tournaments, including the Scottish Open, on Friday and fined them $120,000. The tour said any players who took part in the inaugural LIV event in England this...

Swiss customs tracks importation of Russian gold worth $200M

Jun. 24, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss customs authorities said Friday that they are tracking about 3 tons of gold of Russian origin that entered Switzerland from Britain last month to watch for potential violations of economic sanctions against Russia following President Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine. ...

Britain’s Conservatives suffer double election loss, blow to embattled PM Johnson

Jun. 24, 2022 00:59 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Conservatives suffer double election loss, blow to embattled PM Johnson.

Hong Kongers reflect on Taiwan, an imperfect exile

Jun. 23, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — For Lam Wing-kee, a Hong Kong bookstore owner who was detained by police in China for five months for selling sensitive books about the Communist Party, coming to Taiwan was a logical step. An island just 640 kilometers (400 miles) from Hong Kong, Taiwan is...